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“Amazing secret Holy Shrine of Christianity in our midst”

Saint Anthony Chapel
Ranked #38 of 178 things to do in Pittsburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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“Amazing secret Holy Shrine of Christianity in our midst”
Reviewed August 26, 2012

Anyone interested in religion or Christianity is welcome to experience firsthand the awesome faith of early Christians who devoted their lives to promote Christian values and traditions, often in a harsh and unforgiving environment and even in the face of punishment by an excruciatingly painful death, who yet remained undaunted and whose fantastically interesting and varied life stories serve as true living examples of how all humans should exude humility, love, patience, and compassion in our own everyday lives.

And, best of all, it is right here in Pittsburgh!

If, for any reason (financial, time constraints or especially due to health related issues) you cannot make the trip to Vatican City in Rome, this is a must see alternative not to be missed.

It may even benefit you in some way as relics of Saints are often attributed to miraculous events, even in this our "modern" age.

Visited August 2012
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
212 reviews
91 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Surprise.”
Reviewed August 20, 2012

The top of Troy Hill is a little world unto itself. This chapel is amazing. The relics and especially the way they are displayed was truly astounding. Even if this sort of exhibit is a bit out of your personal religious realm it is still worth doing.

Visited August 2012
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
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“What a treasure!”
Reviewed July 18, 2012

What a treasure! The chapel is so gorgeous... there are thousands of relics in this chapel. Only the Vatican has more. Stations of the Cross are lifesize carved from wood from Germany. The pews are mahoghany. If you can go when they give free tours it is worth it to hear the history behind the chapel. Many miracles have happened here as well. What a blessing and a MUST SEE if you live in Pittsburgh or are visiting here.

Visited April 2012
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usa
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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“a bit spooky but well worth the trip”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

If you are into relics of saints and a bit of history, this is an amazaing place. It's covered with pieces of saint's body parts, which is kind of spooky, but this history that goes along with it and the faith those people had is wonderfully refreshing.

Visited July 2012
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Georgia
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“Tranquil, beautiful chapel!!”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

A must visit for a Catholic or anyone seeking a nice tranquil setting. Relics are everywhere!!! Enjoyed the tour from the parish priest, who described the history of the chapel and how the relics were accumulated. Beautiful hand-carved Stations of the Cross. Went to Mass there the next morning. If you are visiting Pittsburgh ----- go!!

Visited July 2012
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